EU protection mechanism + Legal tech + Vaccine diplomacy + Emissions trading + Space station + Education + Johnny Erling
Today, Johnny Erling introduces to you a hero that political Beijing would prefer to forget. Jiang Yanyong exposed the lung disease Sars before it could become a pandemic. After his criticism of the Tiananmen massacre, the brutality of which he witnessed first-hand in his clinic, the soon-to-be 90-year-old has been under house arrest for two years for one reason only: His civil courage disgraces the CCP.
Whether trade sanctions against Australian wine or pineapples from Taiwan – international conflicts are increasingly being fought out by economic means. The EU no longer wants to stand by and arm itself against economic blackmail. Amelie Richter shows why the planned "anti-coercion instrument" is primarily directed against Beijing and how it could work. The relevance of the instrument is also shown by a news item from yesterday: According to Reuters, Adidas was briefly excluded as a supplier of the half marathon in Shanghai. This is not the first company to be hit by Beijing's ban.
Online courts, blockchain, and apps – China's legal system is increasingly relying on IT. In the future, artificial intelligence is also expected to play a stronger role. Frank Sieren analyses: Information technology and software can speed up court proceedings and relieve overburdened legal systems. But there is also a risk that China's dominance in the legal tech sector will lead to the export of Chinese legal opinion.